Sane New World : Taming the Mind, Paperback

Sane New World : Taming the Mind Paperback

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'Finally -- a map for the troubled human mind. And it's funny.' - Caitlin Moran Ruby Wax - comedian, writer and mental health campaigner - shows us how our minds can jeopardize our sanity. With her own periods of depression and now a Masters from Oxford in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy to draw from, she explains how our busy, chattering, self-critical thoughts drive us to anxiety and stress.

If we are to break the cycle, we need to understand how our brains work, rewire our thinking and find calm in a frenetic world. Helping you become the master, not the slave, of your mind, here is the manual to saner living.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Coping with anxiety & phobias
  • ISBN: 9781444755756



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Not in control of her unquiet mind, Ruby Wax enrolled at Oxford to discover what was happening to her, and hopefully find some solutions. And this guide is the result.I would have preferred a little less detail on what parts of the brain do what, and more on how to achieve 'mindfulness'. From what I could understand it was concentrating on the feel of your foot...which left me a little underwhelmed. But I admire her vulnerable honesty and was swept along by her enthusiastic zeal for the subject.